CINEMATEKET

LIGHTING STUDY

The Danish Film Institute that runs the popular Cinemateket in Copenhagen commissioned EllisEllis to redo the lighting in public areas of the theater. Clients needs included significant more and better light, more inspiring and comfortable, energy optimized and minimal maintenance. From first meeting to finished installation had to be done in less than 5 weeks. EllisEllis took pride in doing the consulting, lighting design and installation of the full project. It was a succes finished before time within 4 weeks with a absolutely astonishing finish.

Pernille Schütz Cinematek chief says;
”The new lighting in Cinemateket is very succesful. Our collaboration with EllisEllis proceeded efficiently and all agreements with the company have been respected.
The effect of the lighting on the theater core is very beautiful, the café has been framed in well with the decorative lights from the ceiling and the merchandise in the shop are illuminated in a really good way now. The entire audience area appear more welcoming than before and looking from the street it's much better at all times a day."

Products used : The Topper , The Stogie , Bull , Coveline

 
AFTER Wall wash with flood lights from tracks mounted in the ceiling. Effective for dramatic light and to make depth in the room seen from outside.

AFTER

Wall wash with flood lights from tracks mounted in the ceiling. Effective for dramatic light and to make depth in the room seen from outside.

 
AFTER Flood lighting fixtures are placed with perfect distance in between each other  for lighting the whole wall.  

AFTER

Flood lighting fixtures are placed with perfect distance in between each other  for lighting the whole wall.

 

BEFORE Big dark facade in zinc coated metal, black ceiling and dark wooden floors absorb all the artificial light from small ineffective LED downlights.

BEFORE

Big dark facade in zinc coated metal, black ceiling and dark wooden floors absorb all the artificial light from small ineffective LED downlights.

 
BEFORE Only a small bit of natural light gets to the wall from the big windows towards the streets but still appear dark.

BEFORE

Only a small bit of natural light gets to the wall from the big windows towards the streets but still appear dark.

 
AFTER Focus projected track fixtures with high lumen output and high CRI was used to incase the merchandise in light from the 5m high ceilings. Kelvin was mixed from 2700K, 3000K and 4000K. Fixtures matching design with the Flood fixtures for synergy. In parts of the shop area we used honeycomb filters to reduce glare effect. Indirect LED light under the counter for way finding and ambient effect.

AFTER

Focus projected track fixtures with high lumen output and high CRI was used to incase the merchandise in light from the 5m high ceilings. Kelvin was mixed from 2700K, 3000K and 4000K. Fixtures matching design with the Flood fixtures for synergy. In parts of the shop area we used honeycomb filters to reduce glare effect. Indirect LED light under the counter for way finding and ambient effect.

 
BEFORE Small ineffective retrofit LED downlights used for light. Problem with fixtures was the low lumen output and the reflector keeping all the light in the ceiling near the fixture. 80% of the light was lost before it hit the merchandise. 

BEFORE

Small ineffective retrofit LED downlights used for light. Problem with fixtures was the low lumen output and the reflector keeping all the light in the ceiling near the fixture. 80% of the light was lost before it hit the merchandise. 

 
AFTER To incase the cafe to make it more cozy and welcoming, we made a cloud of decorative 2200K led filament lamps hanging in different hights from the ceiling. A few additional downlights was added to have more light on the floor. In the windows we hung cylinder pendants with focued downward light to work on laptops and enjoying coffee and lunch. Overall the new light makes the cafe more inspiring and attracts more people from the street.

AFTER

To incase the cafe to make it more cozy and welcoming, we made a cloud of decorative 2200K led filament lamps hanging in different hights from the ceiling. A few additional downlights was added to have more light on the floor. In the windows we hung cylinder pendants with focued downward light to work on laptops and enjoying coffee and lunch. Overall the new light makes the cafe more inspiring and attracts more people from the street.

BEFORE Poor track spots adjusted in all directions with maximum glare effect and minimum light in the right areas. The Retrofit led bulb used is very ineffective and reduces light levels in the room and  floor.

BEFORE

Poor track spots adjusted in all directions with maximum glare effect and minimum light in the right areas. The Retrofit led bulb used is very ineffective and reduces light levels in the room and  floor.

When light is architecture

EllisEllis works from our motto “When light is architecture” where light is an integral part of the architecture.

Would you like to work with EllisEllis on your next lighting project please feel free to contact us. info@ellisellis.com , +45 35363722